One of the features that makes Holywell such a special place is the vast variety of countries from where our families come. At times we have had pupils from every continent! We believe this is a real strength and consider Holywell to be unique and truly ‘International’ and have developed a real ‘international’ feel to our school. Lots of our curriculum has a global element, we teach French in KS2, we have a Chinese Club after school and have a partnership with a Chinese School who run classes at Holywell on Saturdays.
We have very close partnerships with a Dong Chenggen Primary School in Chengdu, China and with Hari Shree Vidyalayam School in Chennai, India. Many classes have ‘penfriends’ or ‘e-pals’ in these schools and the classes concerned work on some curriculum projects with their partners. Staff from Holywell have visited these schools on a number of occasions and their staff have visited us which has cemented the partnerships.